Aaaah... I'm so excited to finally be sharing this party with you! Ya'll might not be as excited about it as I was... but it was a Raggedy Ann Party and I got to make a cake, cupcakes and a smash cake!!
Does my love for Raggedy Ann age me? I hope not! I loved Raggedy Ann and Andy as a young girl and she's one of those characters I wouldn't mind seeing make a comeback!
Granted, the books and dolls weren't exactly a brand new thing when I was little (I'm not that old) but I do remember having a doll and Raggedy Ann Little Golden books (look! you can still buy them!)
Anywho... so let's talk about these sweets! First up... the cake! I used this cake I found on Flickr to inspire my design.
But I needed more cake than that, so I baked 6" and 8" round cakes and made a tiered cake.
I loved the lettering and the "1" on that cake, so I did something similar here - the stripes a reflection of Raggedy Ann's tights and the stitching was just such a fun details for a "rag" doll cake.
I added a ruffled skirt and the the red flowers to match Raggedy Ann's dress and bloomers a little more! All the flowers on the cakes and cupcakes were done using the flower punch from the Wilton Gum Paste flowers set.
I was just having too much fun with this cake! The rope border was done with a rope silicone mold (or maybe I used my extruder.... I forget, but I really think it was the mold!).
Oh and the "1"... you can see some details of how I make number toppers here, but for this one, I mixed tylose into the homemade marshmallow fondant then let it dry for a couple of days. Once it was hard, I used a food marker to draw on the stitching!
For the smash cake - it had to be a Raggedy Ann face. I made a single layer 8" round cake (a little larger than my normal smash cake), but I just needed a little more room for her doll face! It was all vanilla buttercream except for the flowers, eyes, nose, and lips!
And then there were the cupcakes... I teased you with those over on Facebook and nobody guessed the theme!
The cupcakes were all red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream.
As I mentioned earlier, I used a flower punch (the medium size one I think) from the Wilton Gum Paste flowers set to make all the red flowers. They were really easy but I loved the way they blended into the theme - matching Raggedy Ann's dress. They were done with Satin Ice Red fondant.
I had a few extra vanilla cupcakes that I ended up covering in buttercream ruffles. These were extras, but I thought they were cute too!
Except for the red and black fondant (those were Satin Ice), all of the other fondant decorations were homemade marshmallow fondant.
And that's it! I have about a million other pictures that I took of these cakes and cupcakes, but I'd hate to go overboard and bore you 😉
Did I miss any details that you'd like to know about? I love to hear from readers so leave a comment or question and you'll just make my day!
I just love the theme! You don't see Raggedy Ann very often. I had a doll when I was kid and that was many, many years ago. Lol! I like how you did the name in the stripes. Did you use a marker or actually rolled red fondant on it? The smash cake is really good! I just love seeing your work. I especially like how your background looks so clean and crisp! You should do a tutorial on taking pictures and picking backgrounds. Awesome Job once again!
I rolled out the red and cut the stripes with a ribbon cutter, then laid it on the white, rolled it again to seal them together and then cut out the letters! 🙂
These cakes are gorgeous! Just two questions 1. How did you make the white ruffles on the cake? AND which tip did you use for her hair on the smash cake?
Rose, that is SO STUNNING!!! I LOVE everything about it!! Can't believe that gorgeous Raggedy Ann face was a smash cake!! You are too clever!!
Awww Raggedy Ann! So cute, love it!
I haven't heard or seen anything about raggedy Ann & Andy since I was a little girl. Great job. What colors did you use for the buttercream?
Thank you!! I used Electric Blue (a tiny bit) for the bright blue and Super Red for the red (although if I had to do it again, I'd use Tulip Red).